Selecció Especial 2015
Ferrer Bobet Selecció Especial is 100% Carignane from hundred year old vines in some of the best vineyards in Priorat. The soils have an unusually high proportion of llicorella, a quality only seen in the top vineyards in the Priorat, and the site is in one of the coolest, steepest and highest elevations of the appellation, factors which contribute to optimal phenolic ripeness and help preserve flavors and acidity. Likewise, the site’s varied aspects create a rich diversity of mesoclimates and bring the opportunity to create wines of particular complexity and depth.
The vineyards are managed in a way fundamental to the philosophy of Ferrer Bobet: the development of a strict organic viticulture which completely excludes the use of insecticides, fungicides and herbicides. Grapes are from steep slate hillsides and terraces and are picked by hand into small 10kg bins. They are then selected berry by berry on a double sorting table before being transferred to tanks by gravity.
The winemaking is based on the principle that fastidious viticulture is the basis for the quality of the wine. Fermentation takes place in 15 and 30 Hl wooden, stainless steel and cement vats. Malolactic fermentation and ageing occurs in fine-grained, lightly toasted French oak barrels for 18 months. Bottling is unfined and unfiltered. Bottle aged for a minimum of 11 months.
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Vinous Media - "Deep, glistening ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet features ripe red and blue fruit, exotic spice, vanilla and smoky mineral qualities, and a suave floral note emerges slowly. Palate-staining, alluringly sweet black raspberry, cherry cola, mocha and floral pastille flavors are braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Shows strong focus and mineral cut on a strikingly long, floral-dominated finish that's given shape by gently chewy, even tannins. Malo and 18 months of aging in new French oak."
Wine Advocate - "The 2015 Selecció Especial, pure Cariñena from centenary vines in the village of Porrera, matured in new French oak barrels for 19 months. 2015 was a warm and dry year with some rains in June that saved the crop. 2015 is a powerful and concentrated vintage, and it has all the classic Priorat notes of graphite and wet slate along with the elegant rusticity that only the best Cariñena is capable of. It has a full-bodied palate with glossy fruit and dusty tannins, powerful but neatly balanced. The finish is dry, with a dark, stony sensation."
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